No Yes-Men

To the sycophant: “Do what you’re paid to do, not what you think will feather your nest. In the long run, it won’t.”

“There’s a phenomenon running rampant in society and in our profession today; it’s the tendency for those in positions of responsibility to be yes-men when it comes to giving advice and feedback to the boss. In law enforcement, no one should be a yes-man.”

“Yet too many examples exist, some of which make the news, where the people with responsibility are abandoning their duty just to “make the boss happy.”

“The answers point squarely to the “it’s all about me” syndrome, which appears to have rapidly replaced the “department comes first” mentality.”

“If holding back important and honest input prevents you from being promoted, don’t you wonder if the promotion would be worth it?”

Some bosses…”ride a desk and get so involved in things exterior to the department, like political posturing, that they have little understanding of what the reality is within the organization. In the case of this sort of “top cop,” yes-men only make the problem worse.”

“Do what you’re paid to do, not what you think will feather your nest. In the long run, it won’t.”

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About The Jade(d) Warrior

Decades of walking the path of the warrior in service to noble ideals leaves one, well...jaded.
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